When James Bird was born on 18 May 1811, in Sheringham, Norfolk, England, his father, William Bird, was 24 and his mother, Mary Hagon, was 33. He married Margaret Montgomery about 1840, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 20 April 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
English and Scottish: nickname for a young or a small and slender person, from Middle English brid, bird, burd (Old English bird, brid, perhaps also byrd) ‘bird, young bird’, also ‘young man, young woman, child’.
Irish: Anglicized form of a number of Irish names erroneously thought to contain the element éan ‘bird’, in particular Ó hÉinigh (see Heagney ), Ó hÉanna (see Heaney ), Ó hÉanacháin (see Heneghan ), and Mac an Déaghanaigh (see McEneaney ).
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Vogel , French Loiseau , Czech Ptáček (see Ptacek ) and Pták, Polish Ptak .
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